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You have joined us at the web pages for the Hutt Valley Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.  This site provides information for our branch members and also for anyone interested in researching their family history in the Hutt Valley area.


Our Branch generally meets twice a month at the Petone Public Library meeting room, 7-11 Britannia Street, Petone.  Evening access is via the door from the Peel Place Car Park.

Parking is available in Peel Place Car Park, next to the Libary, and accessed from either Britannia St or Richmond St.  This map shows Peel Place Car Park.

Visitors are most welcome.

Select Go to Meetings from the menu above for more information, and Coming Up to see our calendar of meeting topics and events.

August is Family History Month

Family History Open Day - 22 August 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm
Hutt Bowling Club
6 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt

Whether you are experienced researcher or just beginning your family history journey, there will be something in the programme for you.

Family History Open Day - 22 August 2015 webpage:

"What did you do in the war, Grandy?"

Genevieve Woolf

Genevieve Woolf

This was a national genealogy competition for schools, organised by the NZSG. 

Read the article about a local winner, Genevieve Woolf, and her grandfather.

The top entries (including Genevieve's) will be on display during the Open Day for everyone to view.

Coming Up


Thursday 13 August 2015, 7.30pm

'Starting from Snippets' - Helene Philpott and panel

As a variation on breaking down brick walls, Helene Philpott will lead a panel discussing how to build on scanty information to build a picture of a person, using a variety of resources.  The panel will present some examples from their family history research, and then the floor will be open to the audience to seek suggestions/guidance on how to progress or confirm their family history.

Thursday 20 August 2015, 10.00am

'Genealogy Roadtrips' - Dawn Chambers and Lynly Yates

Branch members, Dawn Chambers and Lynly Yates, will give a talk on their trips and places visited to discover family history information, while en route to and from various genealogical conferences around New Zealand.

Come and pick up pointers from Dawn and Lynly's vast knowledge and experiences of the sorts of places you can visit around the country to discover family history information.

Family History Month - August 2015

A programme of events happening during August is available at the Family History Month - 2015 webpage:

Family History - Open Day 22 August

See the Open Day - 22 August 2015 programme details + map:

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For more details see Meetings Coming Up.